Pubdate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011
Source: Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)
Copyright: 2011 The Spokesman-Review
Author: Tyler Rose


A few statements by Abbie Magee (Letters, Feb. 27) about medical
marijuana must be addressed.

She states that there are reasons that it is an illegal substance, but
she does not state why it is illegal. I must assume that she does not
know. Marijuana was made illegal to ensure corporate profits for
William Randolph Hearst, Gulf Oil, Dupont, pharmaceutical companies
and the career advancement of our first drug czar Harry J. Anslinger.
Just Google it; knowledge is a wonderful thing.

She thinks medical marijuana patients should just use ibuprofen. You
cancer patients whose nausea from chemotherapy is almost unbearable,
stop using marijuana! Use ibuprofen! You bad people using marijuana
for chronic pain, just use ibuprofen!

One question for those who condemn medical marijuana: Why do you care
what medicine they choose? What business is it of yours? I'm sure you
claim to love freedom, but you are the ultimate purveyors of the nanny
state, wanting to control every aspect of our lives. How can you be so

If you ever contract a disease, I hope that others have more mercy on
you than you have on medical marijuana patients. Just take an ibuprofen.

Tyler Rose

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